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Landmark Decision Confirms that Primary Care Providers Are Entitled to Interest at the Rate of 8% on Damages

In SSP Health Ltd v The National Health Service Litigation Authority (Primary Care Appeals Service) and others [2020] EWCA Civ 1574, [2021] P.T.S.R. 958, SSP challenged the lawfulness of a decision by the NHS Resolution adjudicator, Ms Lisa Hughes, to follow usual…

9 Gough Chambers launches new website

9 Gough Chambers launches new website to mark a year since having moved to fantastic new premises at 5 Norwich Street.

Edward Lamb has an article published by the Local Government Lawyer covering the duties on local authorities arising from the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

The High Court has provided important guidance to local authorities on the extent of their notification duties under Article 37 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963. Edward Lamb’s article may be read here.

Simon Butler succeeds in Civil Trial for Clinical Negligence against a Specsavers Optometrist

In Jonathan Bond v (1)  Specsavers International Healthcare Limited (2) Mr Mahmoud Moustafa [2021] EWHC (QB), Liverpool District Registry, the claimant brought a claim against the defendants alleging that Mr Moustafa, Optometrist, had failed to safely and effectively manage the claimant, in…

Court of Appeal clarify how to set the minimum term for discretionary life sentences for violent and sexual offences

Tom Little QC appeared in the Court of Appeal on behalf of the Attorney General in a Reference on the correct approach to the calculation of the length of the minimum term imposed on an offender who over a period of 4…

Excellent attendance for PI Webinar

Today Max Melsa Amelia Katz and Lucy Lodewyke presented a Personal Injury Webinar on Whiplash Reforms, Causation and Fundamental Dishonesty.  The tightly focussed one hour session introduced and analysed developments in:-

1. Whiplash Reforms; 
2. Causation issues; 

Croydon Tram derailment inquest commences

Andrew Ritchie QC and James Byrne instructed by Osbornes Law, and Giles Mooney QC instructed by Furley Page, between them represent all seven families of those who died in the Croydon Tram derailment in 2016 in a 12 week inquest starting on 17…

O, Re (A Child: The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963) [2021] EWHC 908 (Fam) (14 April 2021)

Edward Lamb appeared on behalf of the local authority and Tara Vindis appeared on behalf of the guardian, in this matter before the High Court which has  published a Judgment that provides important guidance to local authorities on the extent of their…

Giles Mooney QC and Laura Hibberd give online seminar to Irwin Mitchell about Animals Act claims.

Giles Mooney QC and Laura Hibberd provided online training for Irwin Mitchell solicitors regarding Animals Act claims. The presentation includes analysis of the Animals Act 1971, how to risk assess claims and some practical examples.

Court of Appeal makes crystal clear when a guilty plea must be indicated in serious cases to get a full reduction in sentence.

Tom Little QC was instructed to represent the Prosecution and the Attorney General in three unrelated cases that were heard together. Two were appeals against sentence and one was an Attorney General’s Reference. The Court of Appeal has made clear, in accepting…

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